Thursday, 30 May 2013


A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures and is owned and maintained by an individual or group. Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, carports, or houses. On large estates, a driveway may be the road that leads to the house from the public road, possibly with a gate in between.

Now, designing a driveway is one thing but decorating it is another. Yet again, a lot of might wonder what the importance is in designing and decorating your driveways. If you can think of no reason, just know it gives you a relaxed mood as you drive into your premises each day you get home from work. Don't be afraid it doesn't have to cost a fortune.

A driveway may be long or short, straight or curvy, pavemented, tarred or covered in gravel, doesn't matter as long as it's not raw earth like you find in most ranches. Designing it depends on how it looks. Typically, driveways have lawns on both sides of it no matter how little they are.

Add kerbs and/or flower beds along the edge of the driveway. This gives a demarcation between the driveway and the lawn so people don't drive into the lawn, and the flowers can brighten the driveway. In the photo directly above (last 2) there are little kerbs that mark out the driveway and bigger stone ones that can serve as seating on a cool evening.

Plant trees along the edge of the driveway. This works better for longer driveways because you have more space to plant trees. The trees also provide a shaded canopy over the driveway. The trees best for driveways are the oak trees. Also long driveways look a whole lot better when they are curved

Place path lights along the edge of the driveway. Using many lights can provide a  wowing effect.

So generally, when styling your driveway, think length, flowers/trees, kerbs, pavement or gravel and above all budget

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